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The possibility of arming the Little Rock School District's security guards will be a topic of discussion at today's 5:30 p.m. regular monthly meeting of the district's Community Advisory Board. The state-appointed board serves as an intermediary between Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key and ...
North Little Rock Parks and Recreation is helping host a free Easter egg hunt Saturday, the agency wrote on Facebook. The hunt will take place at the Burns Park Baseball Complex, 5001 Joe K. Poch Drive, between 9 a.m. and noon. Children are divided into four groups: ages 1 to 3, ages 4 to 6, ages 7 to 9 ...

LITTLE ROCK — Former President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson will visit Little Rock this June to promote their new novel, called "The President is Missing." The Clinton Foundation and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service say the event will take place June 9 at ...
"Masculine Projections," photographic self-portraits by artist Joshua Brinlee that explore societal expectations of masculinity, go on display today in the Small Gallery, first level, the Windgate Center of Art + Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Brinlee, a faculty member at the ...
On March 24, the country heard the voices of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students amplified in marches across America, including in Little Rock, Jonesboro, and elsewhere in Arkansas. On March 14, we heard the voice of Wylie Greer amplified across the media, as he and two other students in ...
David Henry, "managing member" of Casey's Bar-B-Q, pending for some time in the former Arkansas Burger Company building, 7410 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, posted earlier this week on Facebook that after city inspectors had required moving the barbecue pit to the back of the building, he and his family ...

Marjorie Ashcraft's killing marked the 10th homicide of the year in Arkansas' capital city. Last year, Little Rock saw 16 homicides from the beginning of the year through March 28, according to a database maintained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Doyle Ashcraft remained in the Pulaski County jail on ...
Teen once called 'danger to community' given 35 years in Little Rock slaying; victim killed in front of daughter ? ... Once described by authorities as "a danger to the community," a Little Rock teenager accepted a 35-year prison sentence Monday in the slaying of a woman in front of her 2-year-old daughter.
Soffer has inquired of UA-Little Rock about a "peaceful" protest at the Jack Stephens center where the event is planned. He's been informed that UA-Little Rock has a free speech zone, some distance removed from the center. With proper advance notice, a group can receive permission to exercise free ...
The Favored Strawberry, a film about the strawberry industry in Arkansas and elsewhere, will be shown at noon. The documentary was made by professors Larry Foley and Dale Carpenter. It is part of a national project led by the UA System's Agriculture Division and its Center for Agricultural and Rural ...
The Arkansas coaches sell him on the benefits of staying home for his college basketball. “They just talk about staying at home,” Moody said. “After the games you might want to go home and be able to see your family. It's not that far away from Little Rock.” Despite just being a sophomore, Moody is ...
A 40-year-old homeless man with schizophrenia beat a Little Rock bank guard unconscious Friday and took her pistol, which led to a brief standoff with police nearby when ... His next felony arrest came in January 2011 after he was seen breaking into a car on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette parking lot.
A Little Rock man has been charged in the theft of an AR-15 assault rifle last month. Dana Harris, 23, was charged with felony theft by receiving. Officers found the rifle in Harris' vehicle during a traffic stop Feb. 19, according to a police report. He was charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons and booked in the ...
Despite country singer Blake Shelton's best pleading ("Man, I have eaten at many a Taco Bell in Little Rock, Arkansas"), Davison joined the team of Adam Levine, frontman of pop rock band Maroon 5. Davison, who performs solo and as a backing vocalist, says about the audition: "It was an out-of-body ...
A 23-year-old from St. Louis finished his first-ever marathon in Little Rock on a drizzly Sunday — and won. Drew Mueller, who ran cross country and track for Arkansas State University, said the hardest part was the hill at mile 25, where he said he almost started walking but managed to power through.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A man is hospitalized after being shot early Saturday morning at an apartment complex. 19-year-old Antonio Jackson is in critical condition in a Little Rock hospital. A spokesperson for the Little Rock Police Department says Jackson was shot at the Cedar Ridge Apartments in the 5500 ...
Expansion of the Statehouse Convention Center is on the radar of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tucked into the bureau's annual report ... Overall, 6.4 million people visited Pulaski County in 2017, accounting for 22 percent of visitors to Arkansas, the report said. The Pulaski County visitors ...

Authorities identified the deceased man as Gregory Mayo, 51, of Little Rock. A friend of Mayo reportedly told police he came by the house to check on him after being unable to reach him for several days and found him dead inside. The body appeared to have been in the home for some time, according to ...
Stay up-to-date with the latest news from Arkansas' capital city in this free weekly email newsletter. ... A little over two years ago, a taxi pulled up in front of the Little Rock shelter Our House, and Fizer and her two young children -- Cerella, 5, and Carlos, 4 -- stepped out to begin a journey that would lead ...
Stay up-to-date with the latest news from Arkansas' capital city in this free weekly email newsletter. ... Overseen by Judge Hugh Finkelstein, amnesty court allows people with outstanding warrants out of the criminal division of Little Rock District Court to appear without fear of being arrested. Those who ...
Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin (back, left) poses Sunday with members of the Little Rock Nine Elizabeth Eckford (left center), Carlotta Walls LaNier and Ernest Green, and Melba Patillo Beals (front) in Washington, D.C. The four members of the Little Rock Nine received an award from the National ...
Jones is a lead educator at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in North Little Rock. It's where the annual bot battle takes place. On Saturday, Jones helped administer the fourth annual competition. This year, the contest was less about spikes, more about strategy. Two weeks ago, eight teams were each ...
"On February 13th a beloved Little Rock Pastor passed away after serving Holy Cross Baptist Church for more than 30 years. The Reverend William S. Easter, a graduate of Philander Smith College, was called to Pastor Holy Cross Missionary Baptist Church in 1984. Pastor Easter's passion for social and ...
According to data provided by the Arkansas' Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, Lost Forty Brewing, working under a microbrewery restaurant permit, produced 9,298 barrels, or 288,223 gallons of beer in 2016. There are 31 gallons in a barrel of beer. Springdale's Core Brewing and Distilling, operating ...
North Little Rock School District and Maumelle Charter Schools have recently completed capital projects. The Little Rock School District can manage the cost by dipping deeper into some of the different funding sources that it has for the school, Poore said. "It might mean that we have to do a little bit less on ...
A shooting at an apartment complex in southwest Little Rock left one man dead Thursday evening. Officers were called around 7:50 p.m. to the Eagle Nest apartment complex for a report of a shooting, according to Lt. Michael Ford, a Police Department spokesman. Officer arrived at the complex, 33 Falcon ...
Campbell Real Estate borrowed slightly more than $1 million from The Capital Bank in Little Rock to help finance the purchase of the veterinary clinic at 7805 Arkansas 107. Campbell Real Estate also borrowed $122,000 from The Capital Bank for the purchase of Groomngdale's at 7801 Arkansas 107.
Charles Stewart will discuss people profiled in Seeds of Genius: Twenty-Five Years of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame. The discussion is planned for noon Wednesday at the Main Library's Darragh Center at 100 Rock St. Founded in 1992, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame inducts six people from diverse ...
Authorities are investigating after a jar containing human remains was found in a Little Rock home Wednesday. While doing an annual termite inspection at a home in the 9800 block of Treasure Hill Road, a worker told police, he found the jar partially buried by hard-packed dirt in a crawl space only ...
To the surprise of Little Rock officials, Police Chief Kenton Buckner is seeking to become the next chief of Charleston, S.C., less than four years after taking the helm of Arkansas' largest police force. Charleston made the announcement in a news release Friday. Buckner did not return phone calls or text ...
Little Rock's police chief is among five candidates named as finalists to lead the Charleston, S.C., Police Department, according to a news release from the city. Kenton Buckner, who has led the Little Rock Police Department since 2014, came to Arkansas' capital city from the Louisville Metro Police ...
The first Arkansas Country Music Awards are set for this summer on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The June 4 event at the University Theatre will be hosted by Arkansas natives Collin Raye and Charles Haymes, according to a news release. Public nominations are in progress for ...
“We are thrilled to join the Little Rock community,” said Ken Pierce, divisional vice president of Landry's Restaurants. “We've looked to open a Saltgrass Steak House in Arkansas for some time and we look forward to introducing our new Little Rock neighbors to our delicious steaks, fresh-baked bread and ...
Little Rock has been without a KFC since the fire; fans of its fried chicken and other fare have been driving considerable distances -- closest locations include 4400 Camp Robinson, North Little Rock; 8350 Warden Road, Sherwood; and 20704 Arkansas 365 North, just off the Morgan-Maumelle exit of ...
Two of three suspects named in the shooting death of a man in North Little Rock last week have been arrested. Police said in a statement Wednesday night ... The killing of Zechariah Jones, 33, was the city's fourth homicide in 2018, Arkansas Online previously reported. Jones was found lying on the ground ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas residents calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will now be able to talk to crisis intervention workers in the ... center opened in Little Rock last month after lawmakers passed legislation requiring a suicide hotline center within the Arkansas Health Department.
A 33-year-old man has died after being found shot early Friday at a North Little Rock residence, authorities said. Officers responded around 2:50 a.m. to a home in the 4100 block of Pike Avenue in reference to an individual who had been shot, according to a news release. Inside the residence, North Little ...
The Arkansas Arts Center's use of beacons follows similar offerings across the state, including Garvan Woodland Gardens, the Little Rock Zoo and the Fayetteville Roots Festival. In New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art also have used the sensors, Galloway said.
Justin Moore, an Arkansas native and country music star, will make the final stop of his Hell On A Highway Tour in Little Rock, according to a Friday news release. The show — set for 7:30 p.m. May 11 at First Security Amphitheater in the River Market district of Arkansas' capital city — is part of Moore's ...
Two Californians were arrested in Little Rock after they were found with more than 130 pounds of marijuana, police said. Fabian Porche, 34, of La Palma, Calif., and Devon Doss, 37, of Altadena, Calif., each face charges of possession of marijuana with purpose, unauthorized use of another property to ...
Arkansas used to play some of its regular-season games in Little Rock. A lot more of them, anyway. The last several years, War Memorial Stadium has received just one game a year. Under former athletic director Jeff Long, the working theory was, when the contract between the school and stadium was up ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One person is reported to have been shot in an incident on a South University Ave. parking lot. Officers were called to the scene around 3:45 p.m. Thursday in the 3900 block. Police say it happened in front of the Citi Trends store. The victim, described by police as a black male, was ...
A Little Rock police sergeant says he has received a 10-day suspension after reporting a recruit's racial slur on social media to a black police association, instead of to a department supervisor. A department spokesman confirmed the suspension of Sgt. Willie Davis, but would not comment on why he was ...
State police on Thursday identified the Arkansas man killed in a crash in west Little Rock on Jan. 13. The wreck happened around 6:40 p.m. as David Kris Williams, 31, of Harvey was traveling west on Cantrell Road in a 2011 Chevrolet, according to a report. In the road's 17700 block, police say, ...
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas will play its spring football game at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock on Saturday, April 7, according to an email sent by athletic director Hunter Yurachek on Thursday. Yurachek wrote the Southeastern Conference provided a waiver to hold the game off-campus because of ...
A lawsuit over campaign fundraising in Little Rock has been assigned to a judge who has previously sparred with the city attorney, just as a high court ruling has led to questions over whether the city's suit can even continue. The city is seeking a declaratory judgment against the Arkansas Ethics ...
319 FPUS54 KLZK 241502. ZFPLZK. Arkansas Zone Forecasts. National Weather Service Little Rock AR. 900 AM CST Wed Jan 24 2018. ARZ044-242200-. Pulaski-. Including the cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood,. Maumelle, Jacksonville, and Wrightsville. 900 AM CST Wed Jan 24 2018.
The Little Rock Zoo plans to retrofit its playground into a sensory garden with a trail by the end of this summer. The project will be funded with a $144,000 Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas grant. The zoo is updating its Kiwanis Playground into an area where children of all ages and abilities ...
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) — A former Little Rock police officer has been arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge for his role in a shooting that left a shoplifting suspect injured. Fifty-six-year-old Ralph Breshears surrendered to authorities Tuesday and later posted bond at the Pulaski County jail and ...
The death of a woman found Sunday afternoon by her mother inside a Little Rock home is being investigated as a homicide, police said. Officers were called shortly before 2 p.m. to a residence in the 6900 block of West 34th Street regarding a body, according to a news release from the Little Rock Police ...


 

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